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Café Histoire: Les choses, un portrait de la France


The full title of Michel Pérec’s novel Les Choses : Une histoire des années soixante is the perfect illustration of the mutations the French society was experiencing between 1958 and 1968 : ‘the Yé-yé years’, the development of consumerism, the birth of the ‘new executive’… But did these changes coincide with the General de Gaulle’s ambitions for the country?

Les Choses is a novel published by Michel Pérec in 1965 (Julliard), winner of the Prix Renaudot the same year.

Monday 22 April 17:30-19:00

Talk in French (advanced level) by Patrick Landri 90 mins Members: £5 / Non members: £8
Image: The first supermarket in France, 1958.


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13 Randolph Crescent
Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map


French Institute